Licensed Practical Nurse – VNA Home Care (Per Visit)



Posting Date January 19, 2021
Job Title Licensed Practical Nurse – VNA Home Care (Per Visit)
Specialty
Hours Per Diem
Overview PER VISIT KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Assesses patients’ physical and psychosocial status and the home environment Reviews all medical data prior to delivering patient care, documents and communicates patient status and assesses needs to the Home Care Nurses. Under direction of Home Care RN, participates in the development of a patient care plan which will facilitate health care, promote patient comfort and well being, and includes patient/ family. Communicates appropriate information to patients, peers, managers, physicians, department, and other agencies involved. Integrates problem solving methodology and quality improvement in approaching problem areas related to patient care and organizational processes. Completes documentation in clinical records, time sheets and quality control logs. Orients and supervises Home Health Aides in the delivery of patient care. Adheres to VNA safety, organizational and ethical standards. Adheres to VNA policies, protocols and procedures, including infection control standards. Ensures confidentiality of employee, legal, client/patient, budget and all company matters. Provides nursing care while promoting client/patient dignity and provides a calm, supportive and therapeutic environment for client/patients and their families. Acts as a resource to others (nursing students, peers, other departments) in provision of client/patient care. Functions effectively as a member of a team. Demonstrates commitment to customer service. Utilizes supplies and equipment in a cost effective manner. Obtains prior authorizations and documents adequately to ensure prevention of write-offs. Explains insurance coverage and cost of care appropriately to patients/significant others. Participates in appropriate role in disasters, fire drills, fires and other emergency situations. Exercises care in the operation and use of equipment and reference materials. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and possess the necessary physical requirements with or without the aid of mechanical devices, to safely perform the essential functions of the job. Ability to positively reflect the agency within VNA, the organization, and the community. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE Education: Graduate of an accredited school of Licensed Practical Nursing required. Experience: Minimum of 2 years previous clinical experience required, preferably in a home care setting. Certification/Licensure: LPN NH licensure required. Current BLS certification or must obtain within 90 days of date of hire required. Software/Hardware: OTHER REQUIREMENTS Schedule: Work schedule may include eight (8) to twelve (12) hours per day with weekend, evening, and night coverage based on VNA needs. Staff are expected to cover for absences by rotating or working extra time. Staff are assigned to the services area of VNA to meet client/patient needs. Other: Valid Driver’s License required to travel throughout southern New Hampshire to provide home health care service and other job-related activities. Proof of auto mobile insurance required. Motor vehicle background report will be conducted.
Qualifications
Agency / Location VNA of Manchester & Southern NH
1070 Holt Avenue
Suite 1400
Manchester, NH 03109
Contact Information Marc Chase
Elliot Health System
1 Elliot Way
Manchester, New Hampshire 03103
Phone: 6036632627
Fax:
Email: marc.chase@solutionhealth.org
Website: https://www.elliothospital.org/website/
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